Friday, June 9, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #8

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 Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Current Read #8

For this week's Friday Face-Off, I'm highlighting some gorgeous editions of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko! I've been meaning to read this book for years because I knew I was going to love it, and now that I've finally gotten around to reading it, sure enough, I'm loving it. It also has a nice variety of beautiful editions out there, so let's have a look at those. (I got a little carried away this time because there were just so many stunning covers that I had to keep adding them–and this isn't even all of them!)

2017 US Hardcover | 2017 Kindle Edition | 2018 Spanish

2017 US Paperback | 2018 German | 2018 Greek

2018 Dutch | 2018 Swedish | 2018 Persian

2022 French | 2023 Portuguese | 2018 Hungarian

2019 Serbian | 2018 Russian | 2023 Thai

My choice(s):
I don't even know how to pick! I think the Kindle, Swedish, Russian and Dutch editions are really beautiful, but the Portuguese edition really took my breath away when I saw it. Although I would happily own any one of these editions, I think that's probably the one I'd want the most! I'm currently reading the US paperback and really like that one as well. Which cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I don't know if I could pick a favorite, they are all so lovely! The colors on all of them are so pleasing.

  2. I like the second one and the fifth one. So many good covers though. That Portuguese one wow

    1. It's so hard to pick! I agree, the fifth one has a really feel to it.

  3. Wow, there are tons of great covers! I think the US hardcover is my favorite, but I love a bunch of the others too.

  4. I think that one's really neat–it seems like one that would really stand out in person, also.